Hybrid Geographies: Natures Cultures Spaces by Sarah Whatmore

By Sarah Whatmore

Hybrid Geographies seriously examines the "opposition" among nature and tradition, the fabric and the social, as represented in medical, environmental and renowned discourses. Demonstrating that the realm isn't an completely human success, Hybrid Geographies reconsiders the relation among human and non-human, the social and the fabric, displaying how they're in detail and variously associated.

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From here, in moments snatched in a busy working week, standardized data are entered on the life history of each specimen with individual animals being coded in several ways to reduce the possibility of errors in the system. The Curator is primarily responsible for record- and stud book-keeping at the zoo. He demonstrated 40 H Y B R I D G E O G R A P H I E S : N AT U R E S C U LT U R E S S PA C E S his use of the system by calling up records which he had previously inputted on a mammal in which he has a particular personal interest.

And to] an area of scientific research, including both description and measures of diversity and explanations of how this diversity is created. (Jeffries, 1997: 3) The scientific networks of biodiversity include the fields of systematics, ecology, population biology, animal behaviour and comparative biology (Cracraft, 1995). The first of these, systematics, fuels the scientific zeal for classification with a new moral purpose. This is set out most clearly in the US-inspired Systematics Agenda 2000 (subsequently endorsed by the Linnaean Society), whose objectives include the mapping of global species diversity over the next 25 years.

I begin by describing the topology of devices, documents, bodies and sites through which two historically remote wildlife networks provisionally take, and hold, their shape. These are the networks bringing wild animal participants to the venationes staged in the Roman games and to the management of ‘endangered species’ under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) today. I then journey through them in the company of two of their animal inhabitants, the leopard and the broadnosed crocodile.

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